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The Coral World UVI Connection

“Fragments of Opportunity”

St. Thomas native Logan Michelle William’s love affair with coral began when she was two years old, snorkeling the waters of St. Thomas with her father. “I grew up here, born and raised,” said Williams, education outreach coordinator at Coral World. “Being able to dive and see these incredible organisms in this amazing ecosystem just really shaped me as a child. That’s where my passion started.” That passion didn’t quite crystallize until she took a marine biology class as a senior at Antilles School. The class took her back to the waters over the reefs of her childhood, right after the 2005 bleaching event that wiped out up to 90 percent of coral in some areas of the island. “We went snorkeling and I saw that devastation and it completely changed my whole life,” she recalled. “After that moment, I…